To celebrate our world view and multi-cultural interests, Estill Voice International produces an international symposium every two years. In presentations and workshops led by some of our most gifted teachers and invited guests from the scientific, medical and voice training communities, we explore the world of vocal possibilities.

Since our second symposium, we have also celebrated those who have made significant contributions to the field of voice through Estill Voice International’s Estill Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have served as role models to others and have devoted their life-long careers to the advancement of voice research and/or voice education. These individuals have led the voice profession with an open mind and heart, inspiring inventiveness and meeting the needs of others without aesthetic bias.  They have embraced the mission of Jo Estill: to bring voice training into all regions of the world.

10th Estill World Voice Symposium


The 10th Estill World Voice Symposium will be held fully online, 7-9th July 2021.

Hosted by Estill Voice International, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Visit our Symposium site now to learn more.

9th Estill World Voice Symposium


The 9th Estill World Voice Symposium was held 9-11 August 2019 at King’s College London hosted by The Voice Explained.

Our theme was Let’s Get Physical as a nod to the moving anatomy at the core of every Estill Voice Training Figure. You’ve asked for diction, and we’ve listened by highlighting Jo Estill’s Diction for Performers in the 2-Day Symposium Pre-course.


8th Estill World Voice Symposium

Quebec City, Canada

The 8th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 4-6, 2017 at L’Université Laval in Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientsDr. Eiji Yanagisawa, Richard Horne, and Elisa Turlà in memoriam.

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7th Estill World Voice Symposium

Melbourne, Australia

Our 7th Estill World Voice Symposium was held by St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia on January 5-7, 2015.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:  John Tomich, MBBS, FRACS; Otorhinolaryngologist (ENT), Adelaide, Australia (shown here with Mary McDonald Klimek and Kimberly Steinhauer).

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6th Estill World Voice Symposium

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA, USA

Our 6th Estill World Voice Symposium was held at Harvard University on August 2-4, 2013.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:  Dr. Steven Chicurel (on left) and Dr. Osamu Fugimura, accepted by his son, Makoto Fujimura, seen below with his wife, Judy Williams.

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5th Estill World Voice Symposium

Rome, Italy

Our 5th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on July 22-24, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientAlice Estill Miller.

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4th Estill World Voice Symposium

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Our 4th Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 7-9, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

Judith Balo Goff (on left) and Esther Spadaro (on right).

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3rd Estill World Voice Symposium

Copenhagen, Denmark

Our 3rd Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 7-9, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientDr. Svend Prytz

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2nd Estill World Voice Symposium

Orlando, Florida, USA

Our 2nd Estill World Voice Symposium was held on August 7-9, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Estill Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:  Helen Tiller and Julie Fortney, DMA.

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1st Estill World Voice Symposium

Santa Rosa, California, USA

The 1st Estill World Voice Symposium was held on July 30 – August 1, 2003 in Santa Rosa, California, USA.